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05-12-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Any time my average speed goes above about 225...

Any time my average speed goes above about 225 mph, and my heart rate doesn't need scientific notation, I count my blessings.
05-12-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That's not quite what I meant. So, the clamp of...

That's not quite what I meant. So, the clamp of the shifters would rest against the downtube stops to prevent the shifters from being pulled down by the cable tension. Then the cable would exit...
05-10-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Those stops will easily double as a stop for...

Those stops will easily double as a stop for clamp-on downtube shifters, if you so choose. They can also handle bar-end shifters like Suntour's Barcons, or even thumb shifters.
05-02-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'd be surprised if the hub wasn't made by Sansin.

I'd be surprised if the hub wasn't made by Sansin.
05-01-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By DiegoFrogs

It'll just require a ride in a tweed jacket with...

It'll just require a ride in a tweed jacket with elbow patches and wool trousers.
04-25-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 726
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That's pretty cool! I'm looking at it,...

That's pretty cool!

I'm looking at it, though, and wondering why the seatstays are bolted onto the rear dropout... Is it just for some further compact disassembly? Maybe I'm missing something. ...
04-17-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Yes, and yes. The link you provided also has a...

Yes, and yes. The link you provided also has a claw attachment which you don't need. Most all modern RDs have the dropped, slant parallelogram design of the Suntour that came on your bike, and this...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Having had some experience riding my bikes in...

Having had some experience riding my bikes in Skåne for 5 years, I'd argue in favor of the wider tire.

I rode on 28 mm 4 seasons on one bike there, and especially on typical Swedish cobblestones...
04-17-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By DiegoFrogs

As for that SunRace RD, I'd single-speed that...

As for that SunRace RD, I'd single-speed that bike before I'd adorn it with junk like that, unless I was in a pinch and had one in my box of junk that I'd gotten for free. And I actually _like_ the...
04-07-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,544
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm curious... how did the spoofer know that you...

I'm curious... how did the spoofer know that you were expecting an international package? And that you're Canadian, no less...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'd be surprised, for tax purposes, if this was...

I'd be surprised, for tax purposes, if this was kosher.

Perhaps if you're an EU citizen traveling within the EU it could be easier. I remember that even with permanent residence within an EU...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By DiegoFrogs

"Under a roof" is a pretty good option. I'd be...

"Under a roof" is a pretty good option. I'd be surprised if you had problems with accelerated corrosion with some routine wiping-down, lubrication and maintenance.
03-22-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,382
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Thanks for this. I've used this type of...

Thanks for this. I've used this type of connection in vacuum process applications in the past without really knowing its name or much about it. These days I do wet process/equipment stuff and I'm...
03-21-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Did those adapters have a bolt that threaded into...

Did those adapters have a bolt that threaded into the other end, or did they really just utilize an E-clip?
03-21-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By DiegoFrogs

You'll need a freewheel tool that matches the...

You'll need a freewheel tool that matches the freewheel to unthread it from the hub. There are a few common ones (splined, 2-prong, 4-prong) that you might find on a Japanese bike of this timeframe....
02-21-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 866
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Posts at 25.4 mm aren't bad to have around. I've...

Posts at 25.4 mm aren't bad to have around. I've beer-can shimmed one to ~26.0 without trouble and used it that way for years.

I had another in my bin that I thought would fit my Ross MTB...
02-21-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,809
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I've never gone without, but for years I ran with...

I've never gone without, but for years I ran with only one on the front.

I've gone the last 8 years with two. Cane Creek SCR-5 brake levers (bought cheaply) controlling Paul's Components Racer...
02-12-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,820
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm pretty sure that's the first I've ever seen...

I'm pretty sure that's the first I've ever seen where the outer shield is a part of the hub shell... normally I've seen ones mounted to the hub shell or to the cones. Are my eyes playing a trick on...
02-09-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 241,580
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Thanks for all of that! My Centurion is ~ 14.0...

Thanks for all of that!
My Centurion is ~ 14.0 mm in the plane of the bike near the dropout, 13.8 mm laterally... so it's tapering the full length of the blades. All the radii, tapers and...
02-07-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 241,580
Posted By DiegoFrogs

This may be a bit off-topic (700C!), but based on...

This may be a bit off-topic (700C!), but based on recent posts I think it'll be well tolerated.

I'm a bit curious about the impact on ride quality of the bend radius of the fork blades...
...
02-07-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Push the bike forward when looking at it. The...

Push the bike forward when looking at it. The force exerted on the arm by the wheel when actual braking should counteract that. Does it shudder or squeal in actual use?

Supremely nice bike, by...
01-29-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I bought a set of white PB Cascadia in ~45 mm...

I bought a set of white PB Cascadia in ~45 mm width about 11 or 12 years ago... They still look good!
01-25-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 945
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Schnauzer! I hadn't looked in a long time...

Schnauzer! I hadn't looked in a long time...
01-24-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,511
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That'll turn out really nice. It's anyone's...

That'll turn out really nice. It's anyone's guess as to why they didn't come with touring gearing from the factory...

Did the previous owner have to modify the rear brake to get it to reach? ...
01-24-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 945
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm a big fan of the SCR-5 levers.

I'm a big fan of the SCR-5 levers.
01-08-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,112
Posted By DiegoFrogs

While it's not terribly old, I'm writing this on...

While it's not terribly old, I'm writing this on a 2012 Samsung Ultrabook that I recently bought for stupid little cash from a used electronics store that went out of business.

I upgraded the...
01-06-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Computers? COMPUTERS? Just a passing fad...

Computers? COMPUTERS? Just a passing fad...
01-02-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,095
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I've been riding various bikes off-and-on as...

I've been riding various bikes off-and-on as single speeds or fixed gears for the last 15 years. Sport-touring geometry should make a nice city bike, though i like the look of the Fredward, too.
...
Forum: Commuting
12-27-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,619
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I tried SPDs on-and-off for years. They always...

I tried SPDs on-and-off for years. They always presented problems for me. I was born with a severe hip torsion, which was corrected incrementally every night over a period of years in childhood. The...
12-25-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,988
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I wasn't born yet when these were originally...

I wasn't born yet when these were originally released, but I imagine they carried more than their fare share of lightweight girlfriends... The type you don't want your wife to find out about!

In...
12-21-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,731
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I really like the ride of the 700c x 32 mm...

I really like the ride of the 700c x 32 mm Vittoria Voyageur Hypers that I've been using since I got them for a good price. I believe they've been discontinued... I also have the more ordinary...
12-06-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Excellent advice. Must've been hidden...

Excellent advice. Must've been hidden underneath or behind the Murphy bed.
12-05-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I got excited about this and felt stupid for not...

I got excited about this and felt stupid for not trying this myself.

Then I looked at my splined BB tool, branded Nashbar - sadly it doesn't have any wrench flats.

I always thought the design...
12-05-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,475
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Regarding the rear rack-mounted battery-powered...

Regarding the rear rack-mounted battery-powered light:

I bought a cheapo light (looks like they still offer it some 7 years later for ~$7!) to replace a broken one on a used Finnish city bike I...
11-22-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By DiegoFrogs

The stuff you're considering changing out is the...

The stuff you're considering changing out is the stuff that I normally would swap out anyway as a buyer, with the possible exception of the chain. I wouldn't pay a premium on stuff I was going to...
10-28-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,721
Posted By DiegoFrogs

About a year ago I bought a 2-bike storage rack...

About a year ago I bought a 2-bike storage rack for my apartment from a well-known, river-based internet retailer.

The building I live in has security at the door 24/7 and an electronic locker...
10-28-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Nice find! As for the tires, you may be...

Nice find!

As for the tires, you may be limited to what you can find in 559 mm BSD during the pandemic. All the bargains and good selection that I knew of completely disappeared. It's tough to...
10-15-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,944
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I've often thought about taking my bikes with me...

I've often thought about taking my bikes with me when I finally go, but you took it one step further by building one of them a coffin!
10-15-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Keep in mind that on the GT version, the pivot...

Keep in mind that on the GT version, the pivot for the cage and the axle for the guide pulley are all the same part- any swap between the long and short cages needs to also include that shaft.
10-09-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I bought a set of white PB Cascadias in,...

I bought a set of white PB Cascadias in, probably, 2010 or so. They're still looking and working great! Highly recommend.
10-03-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I think the problem will be if anything _does_ go...

I think the problem will be if anything _does_ go wrong... (or if you remove the wheel). I'm a thoroughbred cheapskate, but I'd just go with a different derailleur.
10-03-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I hope you enjoy riding that all over Sweden. I...

I hope you enjoy riding that all over Sweden. I did the same with my Pro Tour, and those 5 years were the highlight of my life.
09-13-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,693
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Welcome to the club! To clear up a few...

Welcome to the club!

To clear up a few issues:

The end of the springs mount into a plate with a D-shape that matches up to the stud and the plate has only one hole for the spring. No elegant...
09-13-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By DiegoFrogs

The tires, grips and saddle are things I almost...

The tires, grips and saddle are things I almost always replace, anyway, so them being in awful shape is normally ammunition towards a lower price and an asset in my mind.
08-27-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By DiegoFrogs

[QUOTE=danmyersmn;21318392] The Shimano...

[QUOTE=danmyersmn;21318392]
The Shimano 'compatible' stuff for RDs will work fine. I've got 8 speed Claris brifters pushing a SunXCD RD across (usually) Sunrace cassettes in 8 speed. No trouble.
08-17-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I always suspected that the ones with brazed-on...

I always suspected that the ones with brazed-on centerpulls and without chromed lugs were 76-78.

I'm still loving my '77 in silver, which I believe is one size larger than the OP's.

Mine came...
08-16-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,688
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Thanks for the information on that Brooks. I...

Thanks for the information on that Brooks. I bought one just like it years ago, though probably in rougher shape, for something like 5-10 USD at a yard sale and was never able to identify it. It...
08-12-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Two interesting and probably linked observations:...

Two interesting and probably linked observations:

1. All measurements are imperial.
2. Scored on a scale of 170 to 0, low to high.

:foo:
07-25-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I had one of these for a couple years. It's...

I had one of these for a couple years. It's actually a fairly nice frame.

The threading will be standard English. In the past, when one of my bikes had a damaged cup, I was able to just pull a...
07-25-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,502
Posted By DiegoFrogs

How did you deal with guiding the cable to the...

How did you deal with guiding the cable to the front derailleur? Your original Simplex has a stop for the housing, but the new cyclone does not.

You might consider changing out the brake cables...
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